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>> wisn 12 news starts right now. [captioning made possible by wisn-tv] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] thema: right now on wisn 12 news this morning, a grammy nominated guitarist found dead inside a west bend hotel. sudden death. plus, gwen goes for gold. what wisconsin native gwen jorgensen has to say about making olympic history for team usa. first, a live look outside on this sunday morning. a very comfortable start to the day. we will let you know if you will need an umbrella today. good morning, and welcome to wisn 12 news this morning. i'm thema ponton. thanks so much starting this sunday, august 21 with us.
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a look at your forecast. meteorologist jeremy nelson in the weather center. a refreshing start to the day. jeremy: it's incredible outside. we had 20 straight days with 80 degree highs were better. we break that string today with temperatures staying in the 70's. a huge dew point drop overnight, which means lower humidity. a comfortable dew point of 54 degrees. it's refreshing in the third ward, with 62 degrees. into the 60's. you can have the windows open and enjoy this nice fresh air. upper 50's in watertown, catching low 60's from sheboygan south to one point and racine and downright pleasant prairie in kenosha. the day for forecast today, a couple clouds above miller park and we see variable clouds throughout the day. from related afternoon, some sprinkles and a light passing shower with no heavy rain
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look ahead to monday's forecast and beyond in your seven-day forecast, coming up. thema: thank you, jeremy. right now, fire crews in sheboygan are battling a fire at an apartment complex. one person is dead. fire crews were called around 4:20 this morning at south business drive off washington avenue. once firefighters arrived, flames that spread to the apartment complex. according to the fire chief, that fire spread quickly through we can to follow the story for you throughout the day. we are also following the story new this morning. new this morning, guitarist and founding member of the band 3 doors down, matthew roberts, is found dead at a hotel here in wisconsin. the west bend police department posted to their facebook page last night. they said officers were called to the hampton inn on 18th street for a person passed out in the hallway.
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paramedics tried to revive roberts, but weren't able to. an autopsy is being done today. according to the police department, he was in west bend to perform at a benefit concert for the honor flight. roberts' father told cnn his son had struggled with anxiety and an addiction to prescription medication. matthew roberts was 38-years-old. it was one week ago that neighbors in and around sherman park in milwaukee were dealing with the aftermath of unrest and violence in the streets. eight businesses were burned. others were looted and two people were hurt. now the community is focusing on healing from the tensions that erupted after the deadly police shooting of 23-year-old sylville smith. an overnight curfew remains in place for anyone 17-years-old and under in milwaukee. plus, sherman park was off limits to families for a sixth straight night. it will re-open at 6:00 this -- it reopened 6:00 this morning. and right now, a 19-year-old is in the milwaukee county jail,
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a parked van on fire in the parking lot of pick and save at 18th and national. witnesses say there was a group of about 20 people setting the van on fire last saturday. foley was arrested a few blocks from the store. according to police, he told investigators quote "we wanted to do the same thing here that we did on sherman boulevard." police are still looking for other members of that group. when they're arrested, they will also face felony charges. other arrests have been made in connection to looting during saturday night's unrest. this surveillance video shows people ransacking a liquor store near 49th and burleigh and you can see people carrying out cases of liquor. three men were charged on friday in connection with the looting. police say durrell jones, joseph lindsey, and devon love were in the store when police arrived.
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last weekend's fires and violence. investigators are still trying to find the people responsible for setting those businesses on fire in sherman park. federal officials tell us the cost of destruction could exceed several million dollars. the atf is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone with information about the fires that leads to an arrest and conviction. and the department of justice has a tipline where you can give your information without giving your name. we do have a link on wisn.com coverage of the "unrest in milwaukee" on wisn.com and the free wisn 12 news app. download the free app to get any updates sent directly to your smartphone or tablet. wisn 12 news time is 7:05. the first american to ever win a gold medal in the triathlon at the olympic games is from right here in wisconsin. waukesha native gwen jorgensen crossed the finish line in rio yesterday with a time of one
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jorgensen was an all-american track athlete and swimmer at the uw madison. she has been training in minnesota to prepare for rio. gwen jorgensen: for me just crossing that finish line was joy and relief, but put a lot of sweat, tears -- a lot of hard work into this. thema: jorgensen's parents and husband are with her in rio, but she also has plenty of supporters back here in wisconsin. >> [cheering] thema: jorgensen's aunt and dozens of other supporters cheered her on during a watch party at leff's luckytown in wauwatosa. jorgensen was a member of tri-wisconsin. members of the club were also there to cheer her on. jorgensen's aunt says her niece won't be back home until around october. and when she comes back, they're planning a big party to celebrate.
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usa. it's been a great olympics for the americans in rio. as of now -- they have 116 medals. 43 gold, 36 silver, and 37 bronze. this morning, major ramps in the zoo interchange are back open -- ahead of schedule. this is a live look from our department of transportation cameras. the ramp from i-94 east to i-41/8-94 south closed friday night to allow crews to install giant beams over the roads. the work was supposed to go until this morning, but crews wrapped up early last night and i-94 east was opened back up to traffic. from our partners at "biztimes milwaukee," a big step for milwaukee's downtown streetcar project. developers have picked a construction manager. the contractor out of omaha, nebraska, worked on similar urban rail projects in the
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in 2015. the first stage of the streetcar is set to be completed in 2018. the extension to 4th and wisconsin should be finished by 2020. turning now to sports, the brewers have one more game today in seattle. the brew crew are hoping not to get swept in their three game series against the mariners. we take you to last night's fourth inning, mariners lead one to nothing. ryan braun gets a good look at the ball, swings and hits to ketel marte makes the catch for the out. now to the top of the eighth, mariners lead 4-0. ryan braun hits a double into deep right field that scores a runner to get the brew crew on the board. a little later, hernan perez singles to right center field to score ryan braun. brewers are down two runs late in the game. but the mariners pull away, scoring six runs in the bottom
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first pitch today is at 3:10. wisn 12 news time is 7:08. your eyes may hold clues to your health later in life. what they say about your brain as you age. and later, a giant party for one of the national zoo's giant pandas. what it took to create his one of a kind cake. and here's jeremy nelson in the weather center. jeremy: good morning. comfortable weather is in your sunday forecast. i will he know when a couple showers may pop up today, coming up. you're >> like, comment, and share with the news team you trust. like wisn 12 news on facebook
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>> leading the way with important local coverage, you're watching wisn 12 news this morning, with thema ponton and weather watch 12 meteorologist jeremy nelson. wisn 12 news this morning continues. thema: we have an update to a story we are following out sheboygan. right now, the state fire marshall is on the scene of a deadly fire there. fire crews were called around
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complex off south business drive near washington avenue. according to the fire chief, the flames spread quickly through the attic. one person was found dead inside one of the units. about 40 people are displaced. fire officials expect the complex to be a total loss. the cause is under investigation. new this morning, a simple eye exam could help determine if you will develop parkinson's disease later in life. according to a new study, dying cells in the retinas can indicate a person may be in the early stage of parkinson's. by tracking a patient's eye health, doctors may be able to diagnose the disease earlier. this study used rats, not human patients, but the study's co-author told the bbc that this research could lead to a breakthrough in detecting and treating the disease. also new this morning, the pressure to provide for their family could take a toll on a man's health. a new study shows as men took on more financial responsibility in their marriages -- their mental
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their health was even worse when they were the only source of income in their homes. the same study found that women's mental well-being improved when making greater financial contributions. their physical health didn't change. nearly 300,000 people in the united states are living with spinal cord injuries. now new research might give them new reason to believe things can improve. holly firfer has more in today's health minute. holly: they badly long for what so many take for granted -- to be able to move. and now there may be hope for paraplegics -- thanks to new research involving exoskeletons, virtual reality, and lots of hard work. researchers say they were delighted when they saw long dormant nerves come back to life. >> it's almost like we turned them on again and because of that, we got the spinal cord
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holly: the first clinical study from the walk again project looked at eight patients who had been completely paralyzed from spinal cord injuries for at least three years. patients in brazil spent at least two hours a week for a year training on brain-machine interface devices. the subjects wear caps lined with electrodes that record brain activity. that activity triggers movement or behaviors in virtual reality systems and robotic exoskeletons. then that interface sends signals, such as the sensation of movement, back to the brain. four patients improved so much in their sensation and muscle control -- that their diagnosis was changed from complete to partial paralysis. more study is needed, but scientists hope this is just the first step towards revolutionary new therapies for those with traumatic spinal cord injuries. for today's health minute, i'm holly firfer.
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7:15. today is your last chance to check out the fun at the kenosha county fair. gates open at 8:00 a.m. the demolition derby is at 1:00 this afternoon and there will be fireman water fights at 1:30. the fair closes at 7:00 p.m. admission is $9 for adults and $5 for kids. children under 7-years-old get in free. also later today, you are invited to the saint rita parish family festival in racine. masses are at 8:00 and 10:30 this morning, then the festival starts at noon. there are carnival rides, food, and live music. a super raffle drawing is at 7:30 tonight. the parish is on douglas avenue between three and four mile roads. admission and parking are free. you can find much more information about all the festivals going on in our area by downloading the wisn city of festivals app. you'll find schedules, ticket and traffic information, and so much more. the app is free for your smart phone or tablet.
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coming up on 7:17 a.m. we are talking with the weather, nice and cool outside. a nice day to get outside and do some gardening. jeremy: it's almost like i don't remember that a good field is nice. thema: i remember the heat, which was just recently. jeremy: coming up on three weeks of highs in the 80's. we break that streak today. low to mid 70's today, about it. we had a nice-looking sunrise, i received a few photos of that. this is from big bend at edgewood golf course 20 miles to the southwest of downtown milwaukee. a nice orange glow. the carts all lined up, a good day for golf. breezier out there, i would say we gambrell in the car. showers may last about five minutes, and it's not the kind we saw yesterday with lightning and torrential downpours. if you're heading down irish
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clouds. if you are headed down there for this evening, that will continue till about 10:00, so you want a longsleeved t-shirt and sweatshirt as readings by the end of irish fest down to 63 or 64 degrees. starting with brilliant sunshine in racine early this morning, 61 degrees there. the dew point drops off a lot overnight, in that refreshing range of 54 degrees. you want in a row the house today. they west northwest breeze was 10 miles an hour. we had a wind gusts at 26 miles an hour, but the wind has settled back a little bit westerly at 10. the dew point and 54, bright blue skies above downtown milwaukee. variable clouds, mostly cloudy skies at times, sunshine and files. it's cloudy and oconomowoc as we look to the northwest rising.
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wind about five to 10 miles per hour. dew points were the 60's cluster 70 degrees yesterday, and all that has been pushed well off to the east. an early taste of early fall weather, with dew points in the early 50's and 60's. on monday, once we get into tuesday, we see little muggy air , and that doesn't you can almost make out some areas of greg, which is -- of gray, which is cloud cover. we may get under clouds this morning, so expect sunshine and mostly cloudy skies and a few peaks of sun as we go into the afternoon. use future cast. but we want to watch by 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 p.m. with the daytime heating is tiny showers and sprinkles the pop up anywhere across the state.
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if you are outside this evening, a better chance for completely dry across wisconsin. this is the first time since late july that with a daytime highs in the 70's. around sheboygan, 72. fond du lac down towards beaver dam, 73. a great day for the dodge county fair to wrap things up there. 75 around williams bay and lake geneva. 70's. still a day with low humidity and suntastic conditions are back. by tuesday, 83. in the lower 80's by wednesday or thursday. the best chance of seeing rain coming up as weak we wednesday and thursday. all indications that we start next weekend dry with a high of 77. thema: thank you, jeremy. wisn 12 news time is 7:20. wedding day drama for a couple in north carolina. details on the uninvited guests
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and some of the stories you are sharing online. the national zoo's newest giant panda turns one, and his birthday celebration is going viral. the zoo posted video of bei bei's special cake, although he decided to sleep in his den. this is his mother, mei xiang enjoying the frozen treat for him. why not? the zoo later posted this photo of bei bei when he came out later to munch on his birthday treat. it is made of diluted fruit juice, pieces of apples and pears, and mashed leaf eater biscuits, and took two weeks to create. quite a birthday. talk about a bunch of party animals. a couple in north carolina had their wedding crashed by a group of llamas. the wedding reception happened to be in the same venue as a llama convention, so the newlyweds snapped a few photos with the four-legged wedding crashers. wisn 12 news time is 7:24. another death to report from the
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and the backstreet boys, has died. music producer lou pearlman died in prison on friday. that is according to the federal bureau of prisons. pearlman was serving a 25 year prison sentence for running a massive ponzi scheme. pearlman was most known for creating the music label trans-continental records, which signed boy bands including the backstreet boys, 'nsync, o-town, and lfo. pearlman was 62-years-old. we stories you're talking about this morning. keep sharing with us. you can follow wisn 12 news on facebook, twitter and instagram. still ahead, fundraising with the stars. the hollywood a-listers coming out to support hillary clinton later today, plus a look at donald trump's own fundraising totals. and here's a live look outside as we head to break. you look at the roads this morning. dry right now, meteorologist
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thanks for joining us this morning. it is sunday, august 21. coming up on 7:30 a.m. we start by checking your weather forecast. meteorologist jeremy nelson in the weather center. it is nice and refreshing outside. jeremy: cool in wisconsin, a great way to start off the weekend. humidity has been pushed down to the south and east. you can open up the windows and enjoy free air-conditioning. 50's and 60's the sunshine above miller park. on the western horizon, a pretty good deck of clouds. it turns mostly cloudy in those counties. the dew point is nice and refreshing, comfortable and 54 degrees. statewide temperatures as cool as 53 in superior. otherwise mid 50's and low 60's for the rest of the state, including 59 in the states n down to the south in chicago,
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jumped to about 67 at 10:00, the more clouds fill in comment during the afternoon, could be a passing sprinkle or brief shower, the high today of 74. will look at warmer weather in the seven-day forecast, coming up. thema: thank you, jeremy. you can track the forecast on-the-go this weekend with our free app. use the interactive radar to see when and where the rain will fall. we'll also send any severe weather alerts right to your cell phone. right now, one person is dead after an apartment fire in sheboygan. the fire happened at an apartment just off south business drive near washington avenue. fire crews responded just after 4:00 this morning. according to the fire chief, the fire spread quickly through the attic. the fire has displaced about 40 people who live in the apartment complex. it has been one week since violence rocked milwaukee's sherman park neighborhood. chaos and destruction following a deadly officer-involved shooting. since the unrest, sherman park has closed early every night at
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there's also a mandatory curfew in effect for kids 17-years-old and under across the city. as the cleanup continues in sherman park, the accountability begins. a teenager accused of trying to escalate the violence faces criminal charges this morning. as colleen henry reports, he the violence to milwaukee's south side. colleen: as sherman park burned last weekend, police were called here to the pick n save at 18th and national. a van was burning in the parking lot. a caller reported a group of about 20 young men here in the pick n save parking lot, they ran after torching jesus avila saldana's van. jesus avila saldana: it was difficult to see that. that's one of the pictures. colleen: avila's van was filled with donations he drives to poor children in his home town in mexico -- school supplies, wheelchairs.
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colleen: now what? jesus avila saldana: i'm struggling a little bit. colleen: police arrested one of the teens a few blocks from the pick n save, and say 19-year-old dale folley explained "we wanted to do the same thing here that we did on sherman boulevard." no one at folley's home cared to comment. >> i'm not going to get involved and i'm not going to answer any questions. you all can get away from my door now. jesus avila saldana: the negatives we must turn into positives. that's the thing i've always felt and livedso turn into a positive. colleen: without his van, avila doesn't know how he'll get the school supplies to the kids, but he's not giving up hope, even on the kids who did this. jesus avila saldana: i think this is somehow a lesson that even those kids can learn from -- that they're only hurting themselves and they're hurting innocent people. cause if i bump into any of them
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sure that will help them. i will take the shirt off my back to help them. colleen: the 19-year-old suspect is in the county jail on arson and bail jumping charges. when caught, his accomplices will also face felony charges. at 18th and national, colleen henry, wisn 12 news. thema: three men are also charged in connection with the unrest last weekend. durrell jones, joseph lindsey, and devon love are accused of looting a liquor store near 49th and burleigh last saturday night. a total of eight businesses in and around the sherman park neighborhood were damaged or destroyed in last weekend's unrest -- including a b.p. gas station. business owners are continuing to clean up. some hope to rebuild. fire also damaged an auto parts store, a beauty supply store, and a several other buildings. federal officials say the cost of all the destruction could top several million dollars.
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information about the fires that leads to an arrest and conviction. the department of justice has a tipline. you can be anonymous. we have a link to the form on wisn.com. later today, a conversation on last week's violence. elias gilday is organizing today's "eat and meet." the goal is to give everyone a safe place to share their pain and perspectives on the unrest last week. >> you never really see anyone spreading love, it's all through social media, everyone's always spreading hate and animosity instead of coming together and focusing on the issues at hand and how we can solve these, what the next step is. thema: the event starts at noon today at kilbourn park in milwaukee's river west neighborhood. you'll find details and a link to its facebook page on wisn.com. police are investigating after the former lead guitarist for the band 3 doors down is found
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police say matthew roberts was found passed out in the hallway at the hampton inn. he was later pronounced dead. the 38-year-old was supposed to perform at the 'rockin for heroes' benefit last night. that event did go on as scheduled. roberts' father says his son struggled with anxiety and addiction to prescription painkillers. there were no signs of trauma, and the cause of death is unknown at this time. an autopsy is scheduled for today. right now, major ramps in the zoo interchange are back open ahead of schedule. this is a live look from our department of transportation cameras. the ramp from i-94 east to i-41/8-94 south closed late friday night so crews could install "tub girders" -- a major step forward in the project. it wasn't scheduled to re-open until this morning, but work wrapped up early yesterday
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freely there. right now, law enforcement across the state are cracking down on suspected drunk drivers. it's the "drive sober or get pulled over" campaign. the special enforcement runs from now through the labor day weekend. looking ahead -- more renovations are on the way for the basilica of saint josaphat on the city's southside. according to our partners at biz-times, a crane will hoist 9,000 pounds of sandstone to replace a damaged portion of the church. it's all part of a $2.5 million restoration project that started back in may. state supreme court ic rarely do interviews. today on "upfront," a look behind the bench. mike gousha talks to a recently retired justice, this morning on "upfront." mike: it's a rare chance to hear about the court, and what has gone on with it, in recent years. my guest is former justice david prosser, who retired just three weeks ago. this morning, prosser on what led to his retirement, some notable cases -- including act 10 -- and the one incident he
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my extended interview with justice david prosser starts at 9:00 a.m., right here on "upfront." thema: after "upfront," stay tuned at 9:30 for "this week with george stephanopoulos." that's followed by "matter of fact," at 10:30 with host fernando espuelas. wisn 12 news time is 7:37. this weekend, there's plenty to do across southeastern wisconsin. here's a look at just some of the events happening today. the first milwaukee women's film festival continues today. all of the movies are either directed by women, or ur character. the films will be screened at the underground collaborative, at grand avenue mall. if you're hungry, head to the milwaukee county zoo. zoo a la carte runs until 8:00 this evening. more than 25 food vendors will be on hand, so you can sample their dishes while visiting the animal exhibits. today is the last day of the dodge county fair in beaver dam. admission is $7 before 2:00 p.m.
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and don't forget about irish fest at maier festival park. veterans and active military get in free. the festival runs until 10:00 tonight. if you're heading out to any of the festivals, meteorologist jeremy nelson has your sunday festival forecast. jeremy: good morning. a nice refreshing start to the day will give way to at least a chance of showers. we go over the timing and the hour-by-hour forecast. thema: 10 months, a world war ii vet has made it across america. why this 93-year-old made the cross country journey. we will also update you on all the campaigns for the
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>> leading the way with important local coverage, you're watching wisn 12 news this morning, with thema ponton and weather watch 12 meteorologist jeremy nelson. wisn 12 news this morning continues. thema: this morning, at least 50
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and 94 other people were wounded in the blast yesterday. officials say they believe it was a suicide bomb attack carried out by isis or kurdish militants. the suicide bomber was between the age of 12 years old and 15 years old. we turn now to the campaign trail. democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton is gearing up for a long week of campaign fundraisers. and she's getting a lot of star-studded support. later today, singer cher will headline a fundraiser in cape cod. then, starting tomorrow clinton wi l fundraising trip to california. headliners include retired basketball star magic johnson, apple ceo tim cook, and singer jimmy buffet. actor leonardo dicaprio is dropping out of hosting one of the fundraisers because of a scheduling conflict. instead, justin timberlake will host a gala in their hollywood home. clinton's opponent donald trump raised about $80 million for his campaign last month. yesterday, the republican met with latino leaders from around
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and this morning, trump's newly hired campaign manager will be talking about staffing shake-ups with "this week host george stephanopoulos." on friday, trump's chairman resigned over his connection to a pro-russian political party in ukraine. this morning, louisiana flood victims continue to pick up the pieces ahead of president obama's visit to the state this week. the flooding has left at least 13 people dead. thousands more are in shelters. anyone trapped. waters are receding, but the conditions are too dangerous for most homeowners to return. 60,000 homes are damaged. the president has declared a state of emergency. he will visit baton rouge on tuesday. right now in california, firefighters are making progress with a massive wildfire burning
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now 68% under control. it's already burned 58 square miles and destroyed 96 houses. officials have evacuated thousands of people. we turn now to the olympics. the americans keep winning more gold medals. yesterday the u.s. women's basketball team won their record sixth straight gold medal, defeating spain. congratulations to them. as of now -- team usa has earned 116 medals. 43 of those are gold, 37 silver, and 36 bronze. one of those gold medalists -- wisconsin's own gwen jorgensen. the waukesha-native clinched the gold yesterday in the women's triathlon. she got her start at uw madison. now she's bringing home the
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that event. after her win, she thanked her fans back home. gwen jorgensen: just to know i have that support is amazing. i have a lot of friends and family in rio both from wisconsin and minnesota. having their support and encouragement through this all , especially since i'm gone nine months of the year, to know they are supporting me is just amazing. thema: jorgensen finisd event with a time of one hour, 56 minutes and 16 seconds, congratulations. this weekend is one to remember for a 93-year-old world war ii veteran. he finished his coast-coast run that he started in california almost three years ago. macey lauren was on saint simons island, georgia, when he wrapped up his journey. >> run, ernie, run. macey: step by step, ernie andrus is running into history. at 93-years-old, he's the oldest person in america to run across the country. it all started with a relay race and a love for running. ernie andrus: if an 88-year-old
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90-year-old running coast to coast? so i decided right there, i'm gonna do it. macey: that was all it took to start his journey, three years ago. running three days a week, starting at the pacific ocean, ending here -- in st. simons, georgia. now joined by more than 200 of his newest friends. mark wrathall: to see a 93-year-old man run across the country -- if he can do that, you can do anything. just running to make history, he wants to honor it. he's raising money and awareness to bring the landing ship tank, lst 325 vessel across the atlantic. it's the only one left that's restored and fully operational. ernie andrus: give some people credit that built them and then sailed on them. you know almost ever serviceman has been on one. you know between wwii and vietnam. and now there's none left. macey: this crowd is giving all
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chandra kendall: it's just too many emotions to even describe. it was amazing. it was amazing. i'm so proud of ernie. macey: that pride -- ernie andrus: i like that. it's a good feeling when people tell me that. macey: is enough to keep ernie running. thema: that is amazing. that was macey lauren reporting. andrus finished his run a day after his 93rd birthday. the ship that he wants to bring to normandy, france, for the 75th anniversary of d-day. we thank him and everyone else for their service. we turn our attention now to the weather. you may want to start making your plans now. the big event happening one year from today. thema: something that's going to in cash --jeremy: summing that's going to move across the entire
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had one of these in the united states. we have a map from american eclipse usa that shows the path will go from oregon through the midwest and down exiting south carolina. this is when the moon passes between the sun and the earth. in milwaukee, you will need a pair of eclipse glasses. we won't see the total eclipse year, it will be about 83% of secured. these glasses , it's going to be a huge run of the is on the united states. it's kind of cool. it a lot of have already made plans. parts of the path, the tetons through the yellowstone and into the midwest, some hotels are already booked from this. one year from today, it's an event that is very, very rare. people see these never or maybe once. let's talk about something in the short term for today.
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chance we could get a sprinkle, but a lot of locations stay dry. we touch around 72 degrees, but most of the day is pretty pleasant. 60's starting off, still suntastic in downtown milwaukee. 60 two degrees, dew point in the 60's with a refreshing westerly breeze. look way on the horizon. there is still some clouds hanging out in parts of waukesha county, even dodge, jefferson county. very little clouds for today. now. likely warm up a few more degrees and then clouds will try to settle in to the lakeshore areas. 56 in the twin cities. international falls in the 40's. with bismarck, north dakota, chilly stuff. refreshing and comfortable here in southern wisconsin. we have clouds through from time to time this morning, and eventually this afternoon, we get a couple struggles are light showers going.
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traveling up around hayward, you may have to run the wipers want to price. the showers will last a handful of minutes, producing very little rainfall. by sunset, they fade away. that's good news if you have outdoor plants today. don't cancel it. low to mid 70's for highs, upper and middle 60's from northern wisconsin into the ups michigan -- u.p if you're traveling closer to the mississippi river, it looks like highs there may be touching 80 or better. 74 degrees and suntastic anywhere you travel. 83 on tuesday, a touch on the muggy side late today. wednesday in thursday's forecast , still in the 80's with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. all indications we start off next weekend dry with a high of 77.
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wisn 12 news time is 7:50. a warning this morning for college students heading back to class. the irs says scammers are demanding payments for taxes that don't exist, such as the federal student tax. the irs says the scammers can become aggressive and threaten to report the student to the police to be arrested. if you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the irs and asking for money, do not give out any information and hang up immediately. wisn 12 news time is 7:51. up next -- cuteness alert. if you're not looking at the screen, look right now. coming up we'll introduce you to , our pet of the week, who is looking for a new home, here in southeast wisconsin. stay with us. you're watching wisn 12 news
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i'm sorry. you guys are getting ready for a big event. joe: feasting for felix. we just had feasting for votto -- for fido. it's a great event, lots of great places like the harbor house will be doing samples.
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goes to support the human society. 5:30 8:30. thema: you have a great chance to be at the facility and see the animals. and tons of food. i think i am still full. angus is ready to go home, i've at the line is already ringing. joe, thank you so much. if you're interested in adopting angus or any other pet, you can go to the wisconsin humane society's milwaukee branch at 4500 west wisconsin avenue. we have more information posted on our website, wisn.com. still ahead, the bats were flying, but was it enough? we have brewers highlights for you, next. plus, giving hope to patients who are paralyzed. the new therapy that's helping them walk again. that's up next. stay with us, you're watching
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[captioning made possible by wisn-tv] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> wisn 12 news starts right now. thema: right now on wisn 12 news this morning, a grammy nominated guitarist found dead inside a west bend hotel. what we are learning this morning about matthew roberts' sudden death. plus, gwen goes for gold. what wisconsin native gwen jorgensen has to say about making olympic history for team usa. first, a live look outside on this sunday morning. a very comfortable start to the day. we will let you know if you will need an umbrella today. good morning, and welcome to wisn 12 news this morning. i'm thema ponton. thanks so much for starting this sunday morning with us. we begin with checking your
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center. a shot of cooler on the sunday morning. jeremy: as refreshing start across southeastern wisconsin. you can open up the windows and check out these temperatures we have close to home. 61 in watertown, watertown, the same, low 60's in racine and kenosha. west bend still hanging on vernon koch: once fire breaks to figure out our plans for today. we do have a slight chance of a couple sprinkles or spotty showers during the afternoon. the rain chance 20% or 30% for today. let's focus on the good, it's nice and comfortable out there. we talk about a return to 80's and the seven-day forecast, coming up. thema: thank you, jeremy. new this morning, guitarist and founding member of the band 3 doors down, matthew roberts, is found dead at a hotel here in wisconsin. the west bend police department posted to their facebook page
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they said officers were called to the hampton inn on 18th street for a person passed out in the hallway. this was just after 7:00 yesterday morning. paramedics tried to revive roberts, but weren't able to. an autopsy is being done today. according to the police department, roberts was in west bend to perform at a benefit concert for the honor flight. roberts' father told cnn his son had struggled with anxiety and an addiction to prescription medication. matthew roberts was 38-years-old. right now, the state fire marshall is on the scene of a deadly fire in sheboygan. fire crews were called around 4:20 this morning. the fire was at an apartment complex off south business drive near washington avenue. one person was found dead inside one of the units. according to fire officials, the flames spread quickly through the attic.
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through the drywall, or plaster, it can really race through an attic area. thema: about 40 people are displaced. fire officials expect the complex to be a total loss. the cause is under investigation. it was one week ago that neighbors in and around sherman with the aftermath of unrest and violence in the streets. eight businesses were burned. others were looted and two people were hurt. now the community is focusing on healing from the tensions that erupted after the deadly police shooting of 23-year-old sylville smith. an overnight curfew remains in place for anyone 17-years-old and under in milwaukee. plus, sherman park was off limits to families for a sixth straight night. it will re-open at 6:00 this -- it reopened at 6:00 this morning. and right now, a 19-year-old is in the milwaukee county jail,
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parking lot of pick and save at 18th and national. witnesses say there was a group of about 20 people setting the van on fire last saturday. foley was arrested a few blocks from the store. according to police, he told investigators quote "we wanted to do the same thing here that we did on sherman boulevard." police are still looking for other members of that group. when they're arrested, they will also face felony charges. other arrests have been made in connection to looting during saturday night's unrest. this surveillance video shows people ransacking a liquor store near 49th and burleigh and you can see people carrying out cases of liquor. three men were charged on friday in connection with the looting. police say durrell jones, joseph lindsey, and devon love were in the store when police arrived. more charges are expected from last weekend's fires and violence. investigators are still trying to find the people responsible for setting those businesses on
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cost of destruction could exceed several million dollars. the atf is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone with information about the fires that leads to an arrest and conviction. and the doj has a tipline where you can give your information without giving your name. we put a link on wisn.com. you can also find in-depth coverage of the "unrest in milwaukee" on wisn.com and the free wisn 12 news app. download the free app to get any updates sent directly to your smartphone or tablet. the first american to ever win a gold medal in the triathlon at the olympic games is from right here in wisconsin. waukesha native gwen jorgensen crossed the finish line in rio yesterday with a time of one hour, 56 minutes and 16 seconds. jorgensen was an all-american
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she has been training in minnesota to prepare for rio. gwen jorgensen: for me just crossing that finish line was joy and relief, but put a lot of sweat, tears -- a lot of hard work into this. gwen jorgensen: for me just thema: jorgensen's parents and husband are with her in rio, but she also has plenty of supporters back here in wisconsin. >> [cheering] thema: jorgensen's aunt and dozens of other supporters cheered her on during a watch party at leff's luckytown in wauwatosa. jorgensen was a member of tri-wisconsin. members of the club were also there to cheer her on. jorgensen's aunt says her niece won't be back home until around october. and when she comes back, they're planning a big party to celebrate. thema: jorgensen's gold medal is one of 43 now earned by team usa. it's been a great olympics for
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as of now -- they have 116 medals. 43 gold, 36 silver, and 37 bronze. this morning, major ramps in the zoo interchange are back open -- ahead of schedule. this is a live look from our department of transportation cameras. the ramp from i-94 east to i-41/8-94 south closed friday night to allow crews to install giant beams over the roads. the work was supposed to go until this morning, but crews wrapped i-94 east was opened back up to traffic. we turn now to sports. the brewers have one more game today in seattle. the brew crew are hoping not to get swept in their three game series against the mariners. we take you to last night's fourth inning, mariners lead one to nothing. ryan braun gets a good look at the ball, swings and hits to center field, but the mariner's ketel marte makes the catch for the out. now to the top of the eighth,
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deep right field that scores a runner to get the brew crew on the board. a little later, hernan perez singles to right center field to score ryan braun. brewers are down two runs late in the game. but the mariners pull away, scoring six runs in the bottom of the eighth. they go on to win 8-2. first pitch today is at 3:10. later today, students are invited to a back-school field day in milwaukee. alderwoman milele coggs is hosting the event at doctor martin luther king, junior, elementary school. kids will learn about conflict resolution and interpersonal skills. students can also get supplies to take to class. the event is free. it's from 1:00 until 4:00 this afternoon. this back-school season, you can help milwaukee students head back to class with all the supplies they need. wisn 12 news is once again
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phone bank on tuesday and wednesday. you can call in to make donations to buy backpacks and much needed supplies. and you can donate now by texting "class act," one word, to 41444. you can also click the link in this story on wisn.com. your eyes may hold clues to your health later in life. what they say about your brain as you age. of the national zoo's giant pandas. what to took to create his one of a kind cake. and here's jeremy nelson in the weather center. jeremy: good morning. comfortable weather is in your sunday forecast. when a few showers may pop up today, coming up. you're watching wisn 12 news this morning. >> like, comment, and share with the news team you trust. like wisn 12 news on facebook
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>> leading the way with important local coverage, you're watching wisn 12 news this morning, with thema ponton and weather watch 12 meteorologist jeremy nelson. wisn 12 news this morning
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thema: welcome back. wisn 12 news time is 8:13. new this morning, a simple eye exam could help determine if you will develop parkinson's disease later in life. according to a new study, dying cells in the retinas can indicate a person may be in the early stage of parkinson's. by tracking a patient's eye health, doctors may be able to diagnose the disease earlier. this study used rats, not human ti co-author told the bbc that this research could lead to a breakthrough in detecting and treating the disease. also new this morning, the pressure to provide for their family could take a toll on a man's health. a new study shows as men took on more financial responsibility in their marriages -- their mental and physical health declined. their health was even worse when they were the only source of
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women's mental well-being improved when making greater financial contributions. their physical health didn't change. nearly 300,000 people in the united states are living with spinal cord injuries. now new research might give them new reason to believe things can improve. holly firfer has more in today's health minute. holly: they badly long for what so many take for granted -- to be able to move. and now there may be hope for paraplegics -- thanks to new research involving exoskeletons, virtual reality, and lots of hard work. researchers say they were delighted when they saw long dormant nerves come back to life. >> it's almost like we turned them on again and because of that, we got the spinal cord activated by cortex again. holly: the first clinical study
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looked at eight patients who had been completely paralyzed from spinal cord injuries for at least three years. patients in brazil spent at least two hours a week for a year training on brain-machine interface devices. the subjects wear caps lined with electrodes that record brain activity. that activity triggers movement or behaviors in virtual reality systems and robotic exoskeletons. then that interface sends signals, such as the sensation four patients improved so much in their sensation and muscle control -- that their diagnosis was changed from complete to partial paralysis. more study is needed, but scientists hope this is just the first step towards revolutionary new therapies for those with traumatic spinal cord injuries. for today's health minute, i'm holly firfer. thema: wisn 12 news time is 8:15. today is your last chance to
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the demolition derby is at 1:00 this afternoon and there will be fireman water fights at 1:30. the fair closes at 7:00 p.m. admission is $9 for adults and $5 for kids. children under 7-years-old get in free. also later today, you are invited to the saint rita parish family festival in racine. masses are at 8:00 and 10:30 this morning, then the festival starts at noon. there are carnival rides, food, and live music. a super raff d 7:30 tonight. the parish is on douglas avenue between three and four mile roads. admission and parking are free. for anyone having to do anything outside today, maybe where some long sleeves, it was hot area. jeremy: [lengths measured them jeans. -- a lot of people were wearing
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going on. head on down to maier festival park, very low clouds. a little more sun and with the peak of daytime heating, we reach 74 degrees. we could get a couple sprinkle to pass by laura spotty showers. no heavy downpours anticipated. cool this evening, that is when you want a sweatshirt or jeans. 67 8:00 p.m. in the afternoon, 72, 73 degrees. just a slight chance of passing shower. the odds are good it will stay dry for the demolition derby. in racine, it is suntastic right now. some areas completely cloudy in southeast wisconsin, but full sunshine looking off to the east right now. 63 for the temperature with the dew point very comfortable.
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west, northwest breeze, pretty refreshing at five to 10 miles per hour. the wind is stronger in milwaukee with a gusts earlier of 26. currently, the sustained wind at 14 is west, northwest. the temperature is 65 degrees. we have some sunshine, and on the western horizon, some clouds. it's completely cloudy in parts of waukesha county, some of those clouds may spill into the city of milwaukee. yesterday we had dew points mid to upper 60's. we erased those behind a cold front. across the upper midwest. the dew point 46 at international falls. bloody dry here to say this comfortable in the metro milwaukee. your forecast for today, the coolest temperatures we've seen since late july. low to mid 70's. we had a string of 20 days at 80 degrees are better. the comes to an end today. a spotty showers possible during the afternoon. let's talk about the timing. in case we see a shower, i want
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across southern wisconsin. with the daytime heating, we may bubble of a couple sprinkles and a passing shower anywhere across the state. those will be sliding from the northwest down to the south and east. they should fade away the closer we get to sunset. it looks per to get this evening for your backyard barbecue. we don't have to worry about much in the way of rain. forecast lows tonight, 58 in milwaukee, 54 and west amended. same in beaver dam and johnson creek, upper 5' mostly clear skies, a great night to open up the windows and enjoy some nice, fresh air. monday looks at a great day, a suntastic day with mostly sunny skies. 78 degrees and warmer on tuesday. maybe a touch humid on wednesday as a chance of thunderstorms enters the forecast. those slide out early on thursday and we cool things back again. 74 again on friday, saturday's forecast may see a few more clouds around, especially later in the day with a high of 77.
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wisn 12 news time is 8:19. volunteers can learn the ins and outs of serving on the school board thanks to a unique program in milwaukee. and later, a back to school scam targeting college students and their families. what you need to know about the fake calls so you don't end up a
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thema: wisn 12 news time is 8:23. new this morning -- the national zoo's newest giant panda turns one, and his birthday celebration is going viral. the zoo posted video of bei bei's special cake, although he decided to sleep in his den. this is his mother, mei xiang enjoyed the frozen treat for him. the zoo later posted this photo of bei bei when he came out later to munch on his birthday treat. it is made of diluted fruit juice, pieces of apples and pears, and mashed leaf eater biscuits, and took two weeks to create. what a birthday. wisn 12 news time is 8:23. serving on a local school board is one way to give back to your community, but learning the ins
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this morning, we are learning about about a program that trains future school board members. to tell us more, i am joined by marcela garcia and rebecca ehlers. good morning. thanks for being here. we appreciate it. tell us about what this program is. >> pave is a school support organization that makes its priority of making excellent educational opportunities available for lower-income children. it was an initiative that was created about four years a empower milwaukee professionals to make high-impact with their service on school boards. this is a program that's been around for four years, and at this time we have over 100 members. pave works with 70% of the school the target about 30,000 students. thema: making a big impact in the community.
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>> i am. i serve on lumens school board. it's been a wonderful experience. i think a lot of professionals like myself are wondering how can we get back and get involved. education is one of the areas where we can make a critical impact on our city. i connected with pave, and i really like their training prm. be on the board. i wanted an organization like a train me and prepare me to really make a positive impact and make the most of the opportunity. it is certainly something i would recommend that other professionals to check out and see if it would be a good fit for them. thema: thank you for your information in time this morning. we appreciate it. if you are interested in the program, you can find more information on our website
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the stars. the hollywood a-listers coming out to support hillary clinton later today, plus a look at donald trump's own fundraising totals. right now, i live look outside. the sun is shining, the meteorologist jeremy nelson let you know if you need your umbrella for later today. stay with us. you're watching wisn 12 news. >> take a twitter timeout and connect with the wisn 12 news team. chat, tweet, and get news
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towards the market interchange. some sunshine here and 65 degrees. pre-plus and, the dew point dropped quite a bit, now at 55 degrees. the represents, blair. as you go inland, there's more the way of cloud cover towards oconomowoc, and 60 degrees. there dew point in the 50's. open up the windows and get some fresh air. and out the door early today. you may want a longsleeved t-shirt or light jacket. we see chapters in the 60's and sprinkle or brief shower this afternoon. most areas stay dry. we talk more about your workweek forecast, coming up. thema: thank you, jeremy. right now, one person is dead after an apartment fire in sheboygan. the fire happened at an apartment just off south business drive near washington avenue. fire crews responded just after 4:00 this morning. according to the fire chief, the
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the fire has displaced about 40 people who live in the apartment complex. it has been one week since violence rocked milwaukee's sherman park neighborhood. chaos and destruction following a deadly officer-involved shooting. since the unrest, sherman park has closed early every night at 6:00, until 6:00 in the morning. there's also a mandatory curfew in effect for kids 17-years-old and under across the city. as the cleanup continues in sherman park, the accountability begins. a teenager accused of trying to escalate the violence faces criminal charges this morning. as colleen henry rts told police he wanted to extend the violence to milwaukee's south side. colleen: as sherman park burned last weekend, police were called here to the pick n save at 18th and national. a van was burning in the parking lot. a caller reported a group of about 20 young men here in the pick n save parking lot, they ran after torching jesus avila saldana's van. jesus avila saldana: it was
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' colleen: avila's van was filled with donations he drives to poor children in his home town in mexico -- school supplies, wheelchairs. that's what your van was for? jesus avila saldana: yes. colleen: now what? jesus avila saldana: i'm struggling a little bit. colleen: police arrested one of the teens a few blocks from the pick n save, and say 19-year-old dale folley explained "we wanted to do the same thing here that we did on sherman boulevard." no one at folley's home cared to comment. >> i'm not going to get involved and i'm not going to answer any questions. you all can get away from my door now. jesus avila saldana: the negatives we must turn into positives. that's the thing i've always felt and lived by so it will turn into a positive. colleen: without his van, avila doesn't know how he'll get the school supplies to the kids, but he's not giving up hope, even on the kids who did this. jesus avila saldana: i think this is somehow a lesson that
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-- that they're only hurting themselves and they're hurting innocent people. cause if i bump into any of them and they need help, i am one for sure that will help them. i will take the shirt off my back to help them. colleen: the 19-year-old suspect is in the county jail on arson and bail jumping charges. when caught, his accomplices will also face felony charges. at 18th and national, colleen henry, wisn 12 news. thema: three men are also charged in connection with the unrest last weekend. durrell jones, joseph lindsey, and devon love are accused of looting a liquor store near 49th and burleigh last saturday night. a total of eight businesses in and around the sherman park neighborhood were damaged or destroyed in last weekend's unrest -- including a b.p. gas station. business owners are continuing
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some hope to rebuild. fire also damaged an auto parts store, a beauty supply store, and a several other buildings. federal officials say the cost of all the destruction could top several million dollars. the atf is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone with information about the fires that leads to an arrest and conviction. the doj has a tipline. you can be anonymous. we have a link to the form on wisn.com. later today, a conversation on last week's violence. elias gilday is organizing today's "eat and meet." the goal is to givev safe place to share their pain and perspectives on the unrest last week. >> you never really see anyone spreading love, it's all through social media, everyone's always spreading hate and animosity instead of coming together and focusing on the issues at hand and how we can solve these, what the next step is. thema: the event starts at noon today at kilbourn park in milwaukee's river west neighborhood.
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to its facebook page on wisn.com. police are investigating after the former lead guitarist for the band 3 doors down is found dead at a west bend hotel. police say matthew roberts was found passed out in the hallway at the hampton inn. he was later pronounced dead. the 38-year-old was supposed to perform at the 'rockin for heroes' benefit last night. that event did go on as scheduled. roberts' f addiction to prescription painkillers. there were no signs of trauma, and the cause of death is unknown at this time. an autopsy is scheduled for today. right now, major ramps in the zoo interchange are back open ahead of schedule. this is a live look from our department of transportation cameras. the ramp from i-94 east to i-41/8-94 south closed late friday night so crews could install "tub girders" -- a major step forward in the project.
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until this morning, but work wrapped up early yesterday evening. looking ahead -- more renovations are on the way for the basilica of saint josaphat -- state supreme court justices rarely do interviews. today on "upfront," a look behind the bench. mike gousha talks to a recently retired justice, this morning on "upfront." mike: it's a rare chance to hear about the court, and what has gone on with it, in recent years. my guest is former justice david prosser, who retired just three weeks ago. this morning, prosser on what led to his retirement, some notable cases -- including act 10 -- and the one incident he worries will follow him forever. my extended interview with justice david prosser starts at 9:00 a.m., right here on "upfront." thema: we turn now to weather watch 12. let's check back in with meteorologist jeremy nelson in the weather center. good morning, jeremy. jeremy: tracking a slight chance
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hour-by-hour forecast, coming up. thema: thank you, jeremy. plus, the back to school scam that's targeting college students. what you need to know. >> before you hit the road, check traffic watch 12 conditions with the wisn 12
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>> leading the way with important local coverage, you're watching wisn 12 news this morning, with thema ponton and weather watch 12 meteorologist jeremy nelson. wisn 12 news this morning continues. thema: this morning, at least 50 people are dead after a bomb went off at a wedding in turkey. and 94 other people were wounded in the blast yesterday. officials say they believe it was a suicide bomber between 12 years old and 14 years old with ties to isis or kurdish militants. this morning, louisiana flood victims continue to pick up the pieces ahead of president obama's visit to the state this
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the flooding has left at least 13 people dead. thousands more are in shelters. search parties are looking for anyone trapped. waters are receding, but the conditions are too dangerous for most homeowners to return. 60,000 homes are damaged. the president has declared a state of emergency. he will visit baton rouge on tuesday. right now in california, firefighters are making progress with a massive wildfire burning east of los angeles. fire officials say the fire is now 68% under control. it's already burned 58 square miles and destroyed 96 houses. officials have evacuated thousands of people. democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton is gearing up for a long week of campaign fundraisers. and she's getting a lot of star-studded support. later today, singer cher will headline a fundraiser in cape cod.
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will launch a three-day fundraising trip to california. headliners include retired basketball star magic johnson, apple ceo tim cook, and singer jimmy buffet. actor leonardo dicaprio is dropping out of hosting one of the fundraisers because of a scheduling conflict. instead, justin timberlake will host a gala in hollywood. clinton's opponent donald trump raised about $80 million for his campaign last month. yesterday, the republican met with latino leaders from around the country. and this morning, trump's hired campaign manager will be talking about staffing shake-ups with "this week host george stephanopoulos." on friday, trump's chairman resigned over his connection to a pro-russian political party in ukraine. a warning this morning for college students heading back to class. the irs says scammers are demanding payments for taxes that don't exist, such as the federal student tax. the irs says the scammers can become aggressive and threaten to report the student to the police to be arrested.
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someone claiming to be from the irs and asking for money, do not give out any information and hang up immediately. still ahead, a gold medal for the badger state. the athlete that's thanking her fans right here wisconsin. and when you're away at work, do you know what your dog is up to? the technology that some pet
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thema: welcome back to wisn 12 news this morning. clouds and sun, the brewers and seattle today 3:10. that way they can pull it off without getting wet. americans keep winning more gold medals. yesterday the u.s. women's basketball team won their record sixth straight gold medal, defeating spain. congratulations to them. as of now -- team usa has earned 116 medals. 43 of those are gold, 37 silver, and 36 bronze.
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the waukesha-native clinched the gold yesterday in the women's triathlon. she got her start at uw madison. now she's bringing home the first gold ever for team usa in that event. after her win, she thanked her fans back home. gwen jorgensen: just to know i have that support is amazing. i have a lot of friends and family in real with me, both having their support and encouragement through this all, especially since i'm gone nine months of the year, to know they are supporting me is just amazing. thema: jorgensen finished the event with a time of one hour, 56 minutes and 16 seconds, congratulations. congratulations to her. 8:47 right now. we are talking about the weather today, but we are also talking about event that's what happened one year from today.
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people are saying a year from now? a total solar eclipse will move through the united states. it hasn't happened since 1918. we haven't seen a total solar eclipse cents 1979. this is what you want, the milwaukee equips -- eclipse glasses. it is special lenses to protect your eyes. you cannot look at it, even though 83% of the sun obscured as the moon passes between the sun and the earth area. this is from american eclipse usa, the solid black line that runs from oregon through kansas, missouri, and exits out over south carolina, that's where the totality will occur. we see about 83% instruction, year from today. when i was at the milwaukee public museum, they said that a lot of hotels in the path of this have been sold out for months.
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solar eclipse. you need the special glasses if you're are going to be in the milwaukee area during that event. your day planner forecast for today, the roof is open a miller park. they may see a few rays of sunshine on the grass. how about in your backyard? pretty pleasant conditions today. comfortable overnight and the heat dropped in the dew point, which means it's refreshing. open up the windows. when i day in the 70's. we haven't seen a daytime high in the 70's since we gonna streak of almost three weeks, but that will come to an end today. 65 very pleasant degrees, a dew point at 54. northwest reason 14. we've seen that gust over 20 miles per hour in cathedral square. the treetops are moving around as little bit. lots of sunshine in the city right now, but more the way of cloud cover the farther you go inland. low 60's in waukesha, they seem
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62 in port washington down around racine and wind point, low 60's and elkhart lake geneva. the doppler 12 radar network, no rain to speak of right now. just little patches of rain which represent scattered clouds across the area. variable clouds for today, meeting sunshine at times, then mostly cloudy and partly and maybe cloudy for a few minutes. during the afternoon, we may see a passing sprinkle or very brief shower. teacher cast will show that these are going to be few and far between. events. they slide down to the southeast and by this evening around sunset time, they fade away. tonight was the mostly clear skies on one of the coolest nights of the summer as we drop down into the lower 50's inland and mid to upper 50's along the lake. sunday's forecast, pretty refreshing. 74 in milwaukee, 71 madison. upper 60's to the north and we start our next warm up on monday. the humidity will remain low, 78 here in the city.
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forecast starting on tuesday. you didn't get enough rain the last couple of days, i would say wednesday to thursday, a forget that we will see raindrops across the area. as that from moves by, we cool down once again. fairly seasonal this week, it looks like friday and saturday, mid to upper 70's. thema: thank you, jeremy. wisn 12 news time is 8:51. if you've ever wondered what you're dog or cat is up to while you're not at home, now you can. joining me is joy morgan -- joey morgan from verizon to talk about some smartphone apps you can download. people want to know what is happening when they are gone. joey: the first couple of apps are for pet adopting. the first is called barkbuddy, similar to a dating match meeting website, except for dog adopting. you can swipe right or left, depending on --
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joey: it's hard to swipe left, they are also cute. you can apply for adoption and get accepted for adoption right in the app. it makes a really easy. almost too easy. pet breeds is similar, works for both dogs and cats. this is on android. the cool thing about this one, it tells you more about the breeds. even for existing dog owners, you can kind of find out more about their personality or their grooming habits, the origin of the br of information. and away to see what your pets are doing when you're not at home. joey: the nest cam, cut away to monitor your dog or cat or animal while you were away. it's a home security camera, you look it up in your house and then you have a live feed of whatever's going on right on your phone. or your tablet. thema: people might use that for more things than animals.
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has two way audio, see directly talk back to them. if they are being naughty in chewing something up, you can be like get off the couch. thema: thank you for your time this morning. great information. if you would like to learn more about these smartphone apps just go to our website, wisn.com, and click on the on-tv section. still ahead, after two years and 10 months, a world war ii vet has made it across america. why this 93-year-old made the cross country journey. and a live look outside.
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thema: welcome back. 12 news time is now 8:56 this weekend is one to remember for a 93-year-old world war ii veteran. he finished his coast-coast run that he started in california almost three years ago. macey lauren was on saint simons -- he finished in georgia right before his 93rd birthday. he is raising money and awareness to bring a ship act in normandy, france for the 75th
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that is amazing. we turn our attention now to the weather. a very nice day outside. jeremy: a great day to get some exercise. lace up the shoes, it's very comfortable with dew points that of dropped to 53 here in milwaukee. they are temperatures and 66, with a nice nexus sun and clouds. mostly sunny in sheboygan was 64. a spotty showers afternoon, but don't cancel your outdoor plans. there are fairs and festivals out there, today is a great day toto take wisn 12 news with you anywhere with wisn.com, facebook, twitter and all our
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mike: today, on "upfront," a rare look behind the bench of the wisconsin supreme court. my extended interview with retired justice david prosser. next, prosser on whether act 10 changed the court, the money pouring into court elections, and whether merit selection is an answer. >> covering the issues important to wisconsin, this is "upfront." mike: hello again, everyone, and welcome to "upfront." we're doing something a little different on our program today. i have an extended interview with retired wisconsin supreme court justice david prosser. prosser retired july 31, after 18 years on the court. other than when they're running for election, it's rare for sitting justices to give
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